A major new industrial development being undertaken by a property firm belonging to the Issa brothers is to create hundreds of jobs.

Monte Blackburn Ltd, part of Blackburn’s billionaire Issa brother’s empire, is leading the development at Frontier Park in Burnley.

The project is now well progressed, with the main contractor being Barnfield Construction from Pendle.

Located immediately off Junction 9 of the M65, the new scheme will provide five new speculative industrial/logistics units from 39,000 to 158,800 sq ft with the first units being available between July and September of 2024, and the final units being completed towards the end of 2024.

The new development follows the completion of Frontier Park Blackburn where nearly 1,000,000 sq ft was speculatively built and is now fully let.

Lancashire Telegraph: A CGI shot of the siteA CGI shot of the site (Image: Trevor Dawson)

Barnfield was also the main contractor there, where the site also includes a petrol filling station and drive thrus at the entrance to the estate, together with a Hampton by Hilton Hotel.

Alex Kenwright, of Monte, said: “Frontier Burnley forms part of our vision to expand Burnley’s Business Park presence and demonstrates our commitment to investing in Burnley and the M65 corridor.

“Our confidence in Burnley and the wider Lancashire area is illustrated by our commitment to the site and the fact that we are building out the scheme fully over the next 18 months.”

Tim Webber, chair and managing director of Barnfield Construction, said: “We are delighted to be on site delivering high specification units for Monte.

“The units will be fit for the future, meeting the needs of the modern-day occupier, providing quality industrial and warehousing facilities on the M65.”

Frontier Burnley has been designed with sustainability in mind, targeting BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and an EPC B rating.

The development is adjacent to Network 65 Business Park and opposite Burnley Bridge Business Park, which are now regarded as prime locations along the M65 corridor where occupiers include Exertis and Vodafone.

The units are available on a leasehold basis and further details can be obtained by contacting either of the joint agents, Michael Cavannagh at Trevor Dawson Ltd or Steve Johnson at B8.